Did you hear the one about a Democrat who gets elected President and 11 days after his inauguration is nominated for a Nobel Prize? Its even better than that because the punch line is that he wins after less than 9 months in office. Truly the Nobel Peace prize has become nothing more than a reward for thinking or speaking in ways the political left approves. Accomplishments or personal sacrifice that promote peace obviously mean nothing.
Don’t believe me? Lets look at the some winners from the last 10 years.
- 2007 – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore – need I say more?
- 2005 – The International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed el Baradei – If anyone or anything can be said to have done little to keep the peace it is the IAEA and Baradei.
- 2003 – Shirin Ebadi – kook who thinks AIDS is a biological weapon
- 2002 – Jimmy Carter – arguably the worst President of the United States until Barack Obama.
- 2001 – The United Nations and Kofi Annan – Mentioning the UN and peace in the same sentence is an oxymoron.
And a few other notables:
- 1994 – Yassar Arafat – Are you kidding me? This man was dedicated to exterminating Jews and wiping out the nation of Isreael.
- 1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev – The ideological heir of Stalin, gets the prize for not blowing up the world and the man and woman who stopped him (Regan and Thatcher) get bupkis.
Along the way there have been a few good picks, Lech Walesca and Mother Teresa come to mind. But by and large, the formula for becoming a Nobel Peace laureate appears to be some combination of:
- Be a communist or at least a Democrat.
- Be a bureaucrat for a giant international agency that sucks up tax dollars (and demands more) but does nothing substantive unless it actually impedes peace.
- Be a mass murderer or at least someone who kowtows to dictators.
- Be opposed to American ideals of individual liberty and opportunity.